It is crazy to think that we moved over 6 months ago from a small 1400 square foot 2 story house in the city to a 2000 square foot ranch with 3 acres in the country. I am still unpacking and and trying to balance work with sewing. It may take me another 6 months to get it all finished, but it will eventually get done. Summer is coming and my work hours will be less so I can spend time on projects at home again.
Over the last 4 or 5 weeks I have been studying how to create a design wall. There are tons of great ideas on Pinterest which seems to be my go-to site lately. I gathered some ideas, made my shopping list and headed to Lowes to get my supplies. Joe did not think we should get the flimsy 4x8 insulation boards because it was a rather windy day and his short bed would not be long enough to get them home in full sheets. So I settled for the 13 1/2"x 48" 6 pack and got 2 packages. So I got 12 panels all together. I grabbed some packages of the Command Picture Hanging Strips also.
We stopped at Joann Fabrics on the way home to get some Warm & Natural Batting. I got the King size package for this project. I usually have a 90" x 40 yard bolt at moms for our batting orders, but she was running low so I did not want to bother her for any at the time.
Lastly I got some duct tape to tape the batting on....I read this blog and really liked her simple instruction so I thought I would give it a try as well. I loved how it turned out.
I wanted something large enough for king size quilts so it took up 8 feet wide by 6 feet 11 inches tall of one wall in the new sewing room.
|First 2 panels up. My TV had to stay put during this project so don't mind that!|
|Four panels up and had to try it out! I am amazed how easy this was to do and how easily the blocks just stick to the batting.|
|Second half going on.|
|Ah the power outlet. Do I leave it or not?|
|The last panel I cut in 2 pieces. Then measured where the outlet cover would be.|
|Checking for a good fit.|
|What it looks like on the back. Duct taped the batting on.|
|I forgot to take pictures of the Command Strips on the back, but they held up nicely. I put 2 on each panel.|